We're Creating a Path to Employment

Through Our Strategic Workforce and Targeted Local Hire Programs

We're Improving the Wellness and Safety of Our Employees

Special Thanks To

Susan Nakafuji

Michael De La Rosa

Bobbi Jacobsen

Sherry Cox

Michael Daco

Monica Chow

Xochitl Ramirez

and
Everyone else not mentioned!

Project Coordinator

Clinton Ino

Photo Credits

 Margaret Correa

Vivian Van

Sabeena Ghani

Carmen Juarez

LAPD Recruitment

LAFD Recruitment

 

Meet Our Executive Staff

Jody Yoxsimer

Assistant

General Manager

William Weeks

Assistant

General Manager

Aram Kouyoumdjian

Assistant

General Manager

Wendy Macy

General Manager

Raul Lemus

Assistant

General Manager

Bruce Whidden

Commission

Executive Director

Susan Nakafuji

Administrative

Services Chief

We're Supporting the LAPD in Deploying
10,000 Police Officers 

We're Encouraging Employees to
Take Charge of Their Careers

Through Past Achievements

We're Paving the Road for Future Goals

We're Changing LA!

We're on Our Way
to Becoming the
#1 
Employer in the Nation!

We're Leveraging Valuable Resources to Further Our Efforts

 
 
 
 
 

We're Active in Our Community

FY 2016 - 17 Budget

  • We reduced exam backlog with additional staffing and $598,000 in contract services

  • We launched the Targeted Local Hire Program to create a path for City employment for underserved communities

  • We attracted diverse candidates to our Police and Fire forces with $560,000 for recruitment and advertising efforts

  • We improved employees' safety with our Safety Engineers

  • We modernized employee data management systems with $322,000 and implemented an electronic employee folders system

  • We delivered over $600 million in employee and workers' compensation benefits

We're Supporting a Diverse
Fire Department

City of Los Angeles

Personnel Department

FY 2016-17

Annual Report

Mayor Garcetti's 2nd Inauguration
Mayor Garcetti's 2nd Inauguration

On July 1st, GM Wendy Macy and AGMs Jody Yoxsimer, Raul Lemus, Aram Kouyoumdjian, William Weeks had the privilege of witnessing the inauguration of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s second term as the Mayor of Los Angeles.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work

Personnel Department staff celebrated “Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” on April 27th. The daughters and sons of Personnel staff got to meet Civil Service Commission President Jonathan Weiss.

20th Anniversary Ceremony
20th Anniversary Ceremony

Personnel Director Tonja Bellard was one of the three LAPD Dispatchers (pictured) who handled the North Hollywood Bank Robbery Shootout on February 28, 1997.

Casual Luncheon
Casual Luncheon

Executive staff enjoy lunch at one of their favorite spots, Howlin' Ray's.

HomeWalk L.A.
HomeWalk L.A.

On November 19th, Personnel Department staff participated in United Way's 10th Annual HomeWalk, a 5k walk/run fundraiser to help provide housing and services to those who are homeless in LA County.

State of the City Address
State of the City Address

Left to right: Screen Actors Guild President Gabrielle Carteris, Executive Officer of City Ethics Commission Heather Holt, and General Manager Wendy Macy.

Rock 'n' Roll
Rock 'n' Roll

Personnel Department and LAPD staff met Steven Tyler when he visited the Personnel Department building!

L.A. Marathon
L.A. Marathon

Personnel Department employees joined over 20,000 runners from around the world to participate in the 32nd L.A. Marathon.

Workers' Comp. Decorating Party
Workers' Comp. Decorating Party

Personnel employee Cynthia McCornell showcasing her cubicle during Workers' Compensation's Christmas decorating contest.

Partnering with the Mayor
Partnering with the Mayor

On Tuesday, April 25th, our Recruitment staff attended the Engage L.A. event at the Getty House.

Swearing In Ceremony
Swearing In Ceremony

Assistant General Manager Jody Yoxsimer attended Councilmember Joe Buscaino’s community swearing-in ceremony at the grand re-opening of Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park.

March of Dimes, March for Babies
March of Dimes, March for Babies

We participated in the annual March of Dimes, March for Babies walk.

L.A. Dodgers
L.A. Dodgers

Staff from our Liaison 1 Division attended the Dodgers vs. New York Mets game with their family and friends.

30 Years of Service Lizzetta Douglas
30 Years of Service Lizzetta Douglas

The Workers’ Compensation Division celebrated the retirement of Senior Management Analyst Lizzetta Douglas. As part of the celebration, David Noltemeyer, Workers’ Compensation Division Chief, presented Lizzetta with her Civil Service Commission resolution and 30-year pin.

Fresh off the Boat Day
Fresh off the Boat Day

City Council declared May 2nd "Fresh off the Boat Day". General Manager Wendy Macy, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager Grayce Liu, and actor Randall Park.

Baby Shower for Twins
Baby Shower for Twins

The Administrative Services Division surprised fellow co-worker Rose Tang with a baby shower for her expecting twins.

L.A. AIDS Walk
L.A. AIDS Walk

In support of AIDS Walk L.A., the Personnel Department fielded a 30-member team and fund-raised over $2,700!

Halloween 2016
Halloween 2016

Staff from our Public Safety Selection and Recruitment section dressed up to celebrate the Halloween festivities.

"Thank You" Luncheon
"Thank You" Luncheon

We attended Council President Herb Wesson's annual "Thank You" luncheon at his Council District 10 office. President Wesson invited City employees from his district to feast on a wide variety of dishes and personally expressed his thanks for all that they do.

Retiree Carmen Lopez
Retiree Carmen Lopez

GM Wendy Macy and AGM Raul Lemus congratulate Carmen Lopez on her recent retirement from the Personnel Department.

AMBOY Filipino Lechon Festival
AMBOY Filipino Lechon Festival

GM Wendy Macy, AGM Jody Yoxsimer, and Jennifer Ruidera met rising culinary star, Chef Alvin Cailan.

AGMs Raul Lemus and Bill Weeks
AGMs Raul Lemus and Bill Weeks

AGMs Raul Lemus and Bill Weeks show off Biscuit (AGM Jody Yoxsimer's furry companion).

March of Dimes Fundraising
March of Dimes Fundraising

Through multiple fundraising efforts, Personnel Department staff have raised over $7,000 for the March of Dimes, March for Babies walk.

L.A. Dodgers
L.A. Dodgers

Staff showing their support for the 1st Annual Personnel Department Family Dodgers Night, scheduled for Friday, August 11th, 2017.

Government Innovation
Government Innovation

Public Safety AGM Aram Kouyoumdjian, along with representatives from the Mayor's Innovation Team, attended a summit for state and local governments in Washington D.C. devoted to "Using Innovation Evidence and Behavioral Science" to improve public service.

Getting Prepared!
Getting Prepared!

On April 27th, Personnel Department staff participated in the LA Preps! PrepareAthon event held at the Farmers Market next to City Hall.

ReadyLA: Earthquake Preparedness
ReadyLA: Earthquake Preparedness

General Manager Wendy Macy and Chief Management Analyst Susan Nakafuji were among those who attended the ReadyLA: Earthquake Preparedness event hosted at the Getty House.

Floor Warden Team
Floor Warden Team

The Personnel Department’s Floor Warden Team conducted their Annual Evacuation Drill for the building’s occupants.

Homeless CompStat
Homeless CompStat

Divisional Chief Joanne O'Brien speaking on the Personnel Department's efforts to manage LA's homeless population in response to Executive Directive #16 - Implementation of the Comprehensive Homeless Strategy.

Safety Inspection
Safety Inspection

MSD Chief Joanne O'Brien and Safety Engineer Coil Dunn working with LAPD for compliance of Executive Directive # 18.

"How ITA and Personnel Can Help"
"How ITA and Personnel Can Help"

In partnership with the Information Technology Agency (ITA), the Personnel Department met with each General Manager or Department Head to discuss their strategic plans, including succession planning and technology plans.

Executive Directive # 18
Executive Directive # 18

Safety Administrator Najma Bashar conducted a presentation to executive staff about the importance of Executive Directive # 18.

“What Did You Do Last Week?”
“What Did You Do Last Week?”

The City of Los Angeles’ video, “What Did You Do Last Week?” came in first place for best Public Service Announcement by the States of California and Nevada Chapter of National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. In partnership with ITA, Personnel staff created a video that outlines the countless careers available with the City of Los Angeles.

Asian Pacific American Heritage
Asian Pacific American Heritage

Left to right: IT General Manager Ted Ross, Convention Center Executive Director Doane Liu, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment General Manager Grayce Liu, General Manager Wendy Macy, and Public Works Commissioner Joel Jacinto.

Google Innovation Labs
Google Innovation Labs

Personnel Department staff working at the Google Headquarters in Venice, CA.

Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

Michael Daco from Administrative Services partaking in a live exercise with EMD personnel.

Airport Police Hiring
Airport Police Hiring

Public Safety Bureau sections of Recruitment, Selection, and Background Investigations held their monthly Airport Police hiring meeting at LAWA where they were hosted by Captain Greg Staar and treated to a tour of the airfield and the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

LAFD Girls Camp
LAFD Girls Camp

Public Safety Division Chief Raelynn Napper attended the second ever LAFD Girls Camp at Fire Station # 81.

Choose LAPD
Choose LAPD

For the latest iteration of its "Choose LAPD" recruitment campaign, the Public Safety Division's Recruitment Unit joined LAPD's Recruitment and Employment Division to create new images that feature LAPD Officers, as well as multiple PSD staffers.

Joint Effort
Joint Effort

Public Safety Division and LAPD recruitment teams held a joint training session to discuss police hiring recruitment challenges and strategies, including a newly-unveiled campaign.

Fleet Week
Fleet Week

We attended the first-ever Fleet Week in Los Angeles where the Public Safety Bureau supported the hiring needs of LAPD, LAFD, LAWA Police, and the Port Police. Attendance for the event over the long Labor Day weekend was estimated at 200,000.

Background Investigations Division
Background Investigations Division

The Background Investigations Division conducted training for support staff entitled "Creating a Respectful Work Environment." The training focused on building awareness of personal behavior in the workplace, reviewing relevant employment policies and guidelines, and enhancing effective communication.

Broadcasting Live!
Broadcasting Live!

LAFD ads have been running on ESPN Radio, aimed at targeting the diverse candidates of Los Angeles.

LAPD Candidate Advancement Program
LAPD Candidate Advancement Program

To capture images for the "Choose LAPD" recruitment campaign, Graphic Designer Margaret Correa of the Public Safety Division shadowed Candidate Advancement Program Instructor Officer Jeramy Bryant, as he led the Physical Fitness Orientation for the month of June at Ahmanson Recruit Training Center.

Choose LAPD
Choose LAPD

Kim Cao and Isaac Maya from the Public Safety Division unveil the new LAPD recruitment poster.

Mayor's Innovation Team
Mayor's Innovation Team

The Public Safety Division hosted members of the Mayor's Innovation Team for a gemba walk (on-site observation) of the Police Officer selection process.

We Administered 2,242 Medical Exams
We Administered 2,242 Medical Exams

The Occupational Health Clinic administered 2,242 pre-employment medical exams for sworn candidates.

We Established 34 Eligible Lists
We Established 34 Eligible Lists

The Public Safety Division evaluated 32,018 applications for Public Safety exams.

Correctional Care Training
Correctional Care Training

The Medical Services Division held two informational training sessions for correctional care providers who render medical services at the City's three jails.

Stratified Random Sampling
Stratified Random Sampling

Department staff and LAFD Management overlook the fifth Stratified Random Sampling process for Firefighters.

Psychology Delegation
Psychology Delegation

On January 26th, Dr. Diane Levitan, Director of the Medical Services Division's Psychology Section, met with a delegation of Occupational Psychologists from Mexico to share information about the psychology services provided to LAPD and LAFD.

Fire Academy Graduation
Fire Academy Graduation

Several members of the Public Safety Division, including AGM Aram Kouyoumdjian, Division Chief Shelly Del Rosario, and Firefighter Exam Analysts Alexis Nakamura and Allison Ogtong, attended the Fire Academy Graduation to witness 49 new Firefighters join the LAFD ranks.

Mayor's Risk Reduction Cabinet
Mayor's Risk Reduction Cabinet

At the inaugural meeting of the Mayor's Risk Reduction Cabinet, Workers' Compensation Chief David Noltemeyer, was invited to speak about the fiscal challenges posed by industrial injury claims.

We Recruited at 15 Job Fairs
We Recruited at 15 Job Fairs

Recruitment Section staff attended 15 job fairs throughout the year. Shown here is the 2nd Annual Career Fair for Veterans & Persons with Disabilities at California State University, Los Angeles.

Engage L.A.
Engage L.A.

We attended the Engage L.A. event at the Getty House. Twelve operating departments, including Personnel, engaged 150 high school students from LAUSD in a variety of activities designed to introduce the students to a number of career options with the City of Los Angeles.

Meetings in Washington
Meetings in Washington

Benefits Division Chief and National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) Board President Steven Montagna addressed key congressional and regulatory representatives to encourage them to improve state and local defined contribution plans.

We Opened 215 Civil Service Exams
We Opened 215 Civil Service Exams

Janell Ishii-Hata recruited at the Mayor's Office Women's Inaugural recruitment expo.

More Healthy Options
More Healthy Options

We enrolled 750 into a new regional health plan option, Vivity.

Ergonomic Video Production
Ergonomic Video Production

Ergonomist Daniela Zaccaro showing LAPD support staff the proper way to exercise throughout their workdays.

We Tested 39,428 Candidates
We Tested 39,428 Candidates

​Selection Division completed testing for ​39,428 candidates for a wide array of Civil Service exams. One of which was the Refuse Collection Truck Operator​ exam. This was a three-part ​examination, which consisted of a written multiple-choice test, a pre-trip safety inspection test, and a behind-the-wheel road skills test. Approximately 200 candidates ​completed the final road skills test​ in Lopez Canyon.

Local Hiring Ordinance
Local Hiring Ordinance

We attended the Fair Chance Ordinance Pilot Training at the Mayor's Office.

We Conducted Job Analyses
We Conducted Job Analyses

Examining staff in a job observation at the City's El Pueblo parking in preparation of the Senior Parking Attendant competency-based job analysis and examination.

Citywide Benefits
Citywide Benefits

The Personnel Department and Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee discussed a change in service providers for the City's $5.4 billion Deferred Compensation Plan; the change will bring new technology, tools, and resources to the Plan's 43,000+ participants.

Vision Pop-Up Clinic
Vision Pop-Up Clinic

We introduced a new stand-alone vision plan and offered six on-site vision clinics with almost 400 participants at a variety of City locations.

1,896 Hired by Liaison Services
1,896 Hired by Liaison Services

From July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, Personnel staff assigned to Liaison Services Groups 1, 2, 3 hired a total of 1,896 employees.

The Garden Sessions Event
The Garden Sessions Event

"The 21st Century Workforce: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent," held in Council District 9's Constituent Services Center. Staff from the Mayor's Office and Selection Division were part of a panel providing information and their experiences on working in the public sector, innovations under development, and the City's process for attracting and hiring the new generation.

SCPMA HR Conference
SCPMA HR Conference

We attended the Southern California Public Management Association - Human Resources (SCPMA HR) conference in Alhambra. Topics covered included: "How To Be a Great Boss"; "Inclusion in the Workforce"; "The Importance of Good Documentation"; social media use; and other legal updates.

Monthly CompStat Meetings
Monthly CompStat Meetings

Staff from the Workers' Compensation Division meet on a monthly basis to review any internal goals and metrics.

Diversify LAPD Hiring

Diversify LAPD Hiring

Reduce Employee Liability

Reduce Employee Liability

Manage LAPD Workers' Comp. Claims

Manage LAPD Workers' Comp. Claims

Increase Reasonable Accommodations

Increase Reasonable Accommodations

Ensure Relevant Succession Planning

Ensure Relevant Succession Planning

Implement Walking & Health Programs

Implement Walking & Health Programs

Expand Anytime/Anywhere Testing

Expand Anytime/Anywhere Testing

Our FY 2017-18 Goals

Employees of                 the Quarter

Jolene Reyes & Lupe Durazo

Jolene Reyes and Lupe Durazo were recognized as Personnel Department’s Employees of the Quarter for Summer 2016. Between the two, they processed over thousands of pages of official records, all the while maintaining a pleasant and out-going demeanor.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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